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Snail venom could knock out pain – and opioid addiction - New Atlas

With an epidemic of addiction to opioid painkillers on the rise, researchers say they've found an alternative for pain relief from an unlikely source – a small snail found in the Caribbean Sea. Scientists from the University of Utah say the little cone ...and more »

Biotech startup tries unique weapon in fight against chronic pain and opioid addiction: snail venom - GeekWire

The shell of the Conus regius, or crown cone snail. The snail's venom provides the basis for a new painkiller. (Wikimedia Commons Photo / Nick Zantop). If you didn't know snails could be venomous, you're not alone. But it turns out some are, and a ...and more »

Venom From A Caribbean Sea Snail Offers Long Lasting Pain Relief - Caribbean360.com

UTAH, USA, Thursday February 23, 2017 – The venom of a small snail native to the Caribbean could be used to develop a completely new way of treating chronic pain, according to researchers. The venom of the Conus regius sea snail, which is normally ...and more »

Sea Snail Venom Could Be Efficacious Painkiller - Laboratory Equipment

Researchers continue to look for painkiller substitutes amid the opioid epidemic, which kills a growing number of thousands of Americans every year. The venom from a sea snail could be the latest lead on a safer alternative to oxycontin and morphine, ...and more »

Snail venom provides a new way to treat chronic pain - Engadget

The Conus regius' venom is bad news for its prey, and it's been proven harmful to humans as well. For instance, a 2009 clinical case describes a diver who had trouble moving his arm for 12 hours after an attack. However, scientists from the University ...and more »

An alternative to opioids? Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever - Phys.Org

A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue ...and more »

Sea Snail Venom Could Provide a New, Long-Lasting Alternative to Opioid Painkillers - ScienceAlert

It lasts for days. PETER DOCKRILL. 23 FEB 2017. A compound found in the venom of sea snails has been discovered to block pain, and does so by targeting a different molecular pathway to that used by opioid painkillers. With estimates that more than 90 ...and more »

Snail venom compound 'offers chronic pain therapy' - BBC News

Venom from a small snail could be used to develop a treatment for chronic pain, scientists from the US suggest. Normally used to paralyse or kill its prey, the venom also contains a compound that appears to act as long-lasting pain relief. In research ...and more »

Sea snail venom 'could treat chronic pain' - ITV News

The venom from a small sea snail could be used to create a treatment for people who suffer with chronic pain, new research suggests. While the venom is normally used to paralyse or kill the snail's prey, it also contains a compound that seems to behave ...and more »

How SNAILS could be the answer to chronic pain: Protein found in animal's venom relieves discomfort - Daily Mail

They are considered a pest by gardeners, but snails could offer an alternative treatment option for chronic pain. In a study on rats, venom from a variety typically found in the Caribbean was found to 'stun' pain and keep it at bay. Experts say the ...and more »